petanque
  1. The competition shall be governed by the General Rules of the Games and the rules of the French Pétanque Federation, except that the following articles and sections shall not apply:
  • 2 (c) characters in bold type;
  • 2 (d) second paragraph;
  • 3;
  • 36;
  • 37 section 2 and 3.
  1. Each team shall consist of three players (men or women) one of whom shall act as captain. Each organization may have a maximum of two reserves (men or women). No player may play in more than one formation, and no substitution may be made during an encounter. Each player in the threesome shall play with two balls.
  1. At the beginning of the competition, each captain shall nominate one player from the team to serve as an umpire. Three of the nominees shall be selected by drawing lots to serve as a jury to settle any dispute which may be referred to by the director of the competition or by a team captain. The jury’s decisions shall be final.
  1. The host organization shall provide the services of a director of the competition to keep the match records, to ensure that the rules are strictly observed and that the competition proceeds smoothly, and to convene the jury if the need arises.
  1. The games will take place on a marked terrain (goal 50 cm from the lateral line loss and 1 m from the end line).
  1. Depending upon the number of teams registered, one of the following options will be used:
  2. a) Four groups: A, B, C and D

 

All teams in each group play against one another;

The two first teams of each group will qualify for the quarter finals:

1st group A versus 2nd group C

1st group B versus 2nd group D

1st group C versus 2nd group A

1st group D versus 2nd group B.

The four winners will qualify for the semifinals which will be played according to drawing lots. The losers will play matches for classification for 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th places.

The two winners will play the final. The losers will play for 3rd and 4th places. The matches will be played to 15 points, no time limit.

The other teams will play for the final classification from 9th to end place.

  1. b) Two groups: A and B

All teams in each group play against one another;

The four winning teams of each group will qualify for the quarter finals. The other teams will play for the final classification;

1st group A versus 4th group B

2nd group A versus 3rd group B

3rd group A versus 2nd group B

4th group A versus 1st group B.

The winners will qualify for the semifinals which will be played according to drawing lots. The losers will play matches for classification for 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th place.

The winners of the semifinals will play the final. The losers will play for 3rd and 4th places. The matches will be played to 15 points, no time limit.

The other teams will play for the final classification from 9th to end place.

c )       Three groups A, B and C.

 

All teams in each group play against one another.

The first two of each group and the two best third groups (that is to say 8 teams) will qualify for the quarterfinals:

The first team of group A versus the best third team of all the groups;

The first of group B versus the second third of groups;

The first of group C versus the second of group A;

The second of group B versus the second of group C.

The four winners will qualify for the semi-finals which will be played according to drawing lots.

The losers will play matches for classification for 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th places.

The two winners will play for the final, and the other 2 for the small final.

Both finals will be played in 15 points, no time limit.

The other teams will play for the final classification.

  1. d) Depending on the number of teams, the coordinator will decide the organization of the games.

 

  1. In the eventuality that two or more teams in the same group have the same number of points the final classification shall be decided on the following criteria and in that order of priority:
  2. a) Direct Confrontation;
  3. b) Total achieved points;
  4. c) Difference of points (own points minus opponent’s points).

If, after considering points a, b and c the result is still equal then the final classification will be determined according to drawing lots.

  1. Each game lasts between 38 and 47 minutes or up to 13 points.
  1. a) Important: Any end started must be completed;
  2. b) A team which is absent when a match is scheduled to begin shall forfeit the match, and the score shall be counted as 13 to 7;
  3. c) One penalty point shall be counted for every minute of delay;
  4. d) When the bell rings and the last ball is still rolling, the game is over.
  5. e) When the bell rings and the last ball has stopped, additional end is
  1. The classification is given as follows:

Game won = 2 points, equality = 1 point, lost match = 0 points.

At the end of each match, the director shall communicate the results in writing to the discipline coordinator, together with the match records duly signed by the team captains.

10)     In case of bad weather, the jury shall decide whether to stop the competition temporarily or definitively, but only at the end of the game in progress. If the competition is stopped definitively, the teams shall be ranked according to their total of match points, and in case of a tie, the concerned teams will be ranked according to the following criteria and in that order of priority:

  1. a) Total achieved points;
  2. b) Difference of points (own points minus opponent’s points).

If, after considering points a, b and c the result is still equal then the final ranking will be determined according to drawing lots.